Wroot Parish Council is now seeking to appoint a forward-thinking Clerk to the Parish Council from April 2022.
The Clerk is responsible for managing the Council's day to day business, providing advice, and implementing decisions.
Applicants will need to be computer literate, able to prepare council agendas and record minutes, be familiar with book keeping and financial procedures and be able to correspond with external organisations on behalf of the Council.
The Parish Clerk is the designated Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and as such is under statutory duty to conduct all functions required by law of the Council's RFO under Section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972 for all financial matters and records of the Council.
The working hours are 25 hours per month and the salary is in accordance with nationally agreed scales SCP 7-12 (£20,092- £22,183) dependent on qualifications and experience; the post holder will be expected to work from home, for which an additional allowance of £15.00 per month is paid. The Council meets in the evening on the first Tuesday of each month, with other occasional meetings being called as required.
For any further information please feel free to contact Dave Telford 01302 883496.
Sharp-eyed villagers may have already noticed the new security cameras adjacent to the village hall, which are now keeping an eye on traffic entering and exiting the village via High Street, Field Lane and Woodside Lane
These are part of a welcome upgrade for the community, which has also seen the installation of fibre broadband and WiFi into the village hall as part of the process.
The cameras, which are monitored by Woollas Security, will record events over 24 hours but will actually be live monitored after 11pm and throughout the night. Any suspicious activity seen during those hours, will be immediately logged and then called in to Humberside Police, if necessary.
Pictured: Christian Woollas with Chairman of Wroot Parish Council, Philip Bayes
The North Lincolnshire Local Plan 2020-2038 has been published and shows three potential sites for new residential housing developments in Wroot. However, out of the three areas mentioned, there is only one viable option, which is the site on Field Lane, next to St Pancras Church. The other two, within the village, are outdated proposals and totally unsuitable.
The Field Lane proposal is to build 13-15 houses, but it should be stressed at this stage that it has only been earmarked as a suitable site and no decision has yet been made that building will definitely take place there. Any future development would be subject to the planning process, so the parish council and residents will be duly informed as part of the standard procedure.
Parishioners wishing to view the plan for this site in more detail should head to the Agendas and Minutes page, where it can be found in 'Other Documents'.
A number of consultation events are to be held across North Lincolnshire, where local people can see the plan and speak to council officers. The two in our immediate area are at -
Epworth Imperial Hall: Thursday
11th November, 3.30 pm to 7.15 pm
Haxey Memorial Hall: Monday
15th November 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
On Wednesday, 22nd September, the Dog Warden from North Lincolnshire Council confronted a dog walker on the river bank near Sand Lane and issued two fixed penalty notices. One for failing to pick up and one for being in control of seven dogs. The local by-laws stipulate 4 dogs maximum. This was a professional dog walker from outside the area, who was driving into Wroot to exercise her dogs along the river bank.
The penalties imposed for dog fouling and for being in charge of more than 4 dogs at a time was £100 for each offence, with no reduction for early payment.
The Dog Warden will continue to make unannounced visits to the area and the Parish Council would like to thank him for his diligence in this matter.
The Parish Council is looking for 12 fantastic photographs of Wroot and the surrounding area, to feature in the upcoming Wroot 2022 calendar.
We're looking for photographs which depict life in this wonderful village and can be of anything - landscapes, skyscapes, nature - you name it, as long as it has a Wroot connection.
You'll find all the terms and conditions of entry below. We can't wait to see your photos. Good luck!
Photo Competition: 2022 Wroot Calendar
1. Photos will be judged on both the content and quality of the image.
2. Images should be landscape in JPEG format and only up to a maximum size of 10mb. Please keep copies of your original files if they are bigger than this, as we may need them later on if you are successful.
3. Photos can be of anything but the primary subject should depict Wroot village
4. Images must have been taken in or around Wroot village, within 2 miles of the boundary.
5. A maximum of 5 images can be submitted per photographer.
6. Deadline for submissions is 30th September 2021.
7. Photographs must be submitted by email to email@example.com Please mark your submissions: ‘Calendar 2022’ and include your full name, image title and the location where it was taken.
8. Our 12 winning images will be featured in our Wroot 2022 calendar. They may also be used subsequently in parish council publications, including websites and social media. Images will be always be clearly credited to the photographer whenever used.
9. Wroot Parish Council offers no payment for photographs submitted or those selected and published.
In light of the recent increase in crime around the Isle, the Parish Council, in partnership with Woollas Security, are to install CCTV cameras at a critical road junction in the village. These will be installed adjacent to the village hall and will monitor traffic converging on the junction from Woodside Lane, Field Lane and High Street.
The cameras will record events over 24 hours but will actually be live monitored after 11pm and throughout the night. Any suspicious activity seen during those hours, will be immediately logged and then called in to Humberside Police, if necessary.
The Parish Council would like to congratulate Angela White for 25 years service on the council.
We thank you for your continued service and look forward to many more years serving the village.
A disturbing incident that pet owners in Wroot may want to be aware of. A resident of Wroot took her cat to the vet as he had been limping for a few days. The vet confirmed that he had been shot with an air rifle! This cat does not venture very far ( very much a home cat) so it is a particular worry for the owner. Please be vigilant everyone .
Nick Harper is coming to the multi award winning music venue Wroot Rocks Doncaster on Friday 22nd October 2021 for the very first time, tickets are on sale now via our Ticket source page.
Son of legendary Roy Harper, Nick Harper has been described as 'One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley' (Mojo).
Good afternoon everyone just to let you all know that the Saturday Market Breakfast Club will be up and running again on the 3rd February, same place, Wroot Village Hall, same Time, 10 till 12. Then once a fortnight until the end of June, we will then take a break this year through the summer and start again in September dates to follow.
Full english or just a sandwich on the menu, along with one of Kate’s delicious homemade cakes and of course a cuppa.
Please come along and support us and come for a natter. Hope to see you all on the 3rd.
All funds go towards the up keep and running of your Village Hall. Thank you.
Well done to Wroot Parish Council, whose work to create a wild flower orchard has been recognised with a CPRE Environment Award.
The CPRE, formerly known as the Campaign to Protect Rural England, is an environmental charity with over 40,000 members and supporters.
The wild flower orchard is being created on a formerly neglected patch of land, opposite the allotments on Woodside Lane. Phase one of the project saw the land levelled, cleared of weeds and nettles, with saplings of various blossoming varieties planted. Phase two will see the planting of wild meadow flowers and the installation of a bench and a notice board.